Burns are a very common injury that can range from very minor to life threatening and medical emergencies. A burn is a result from tissue damage that can occur from heat, overexposure, to the sun or other forms of radiation, electrical contact, or from chemicals.
Treatment of a burn depends on some factors, major ones include location and severity of the damage. Minor burns such as sunburns and small scalds can usually be treated at home. Major burns that are deep and widespread require immediate medical attention.